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Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 31 in Arabic Text

وَأَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَلَمَّا رَءَاهَا تَهْتَزُّ كَأَنَّهَا جَآنٌّۭ وَلَّىٰ مُدْبِرًۭا وَلَمْ يُعَقِّبْ ۚ يَـٰمُوسَىٰٓ أَقْبِلْ وَلَا تَخَفْ ۖ إِنَّكَ مِنَ ٱلْـَٔامِنِينَ
Wa an alqi ‘asaaka falam maa ra aahaa tahtazzu ka annnahaa jaaannunw wallaa mudbiranw wa lam yu’aqqib; yaa Moosaa aqbil wa laa takhaf innaka minal aamineen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 31

Sahih International
And [he was told], “Throw down your staff.” But when he saw it writhing as if it was a snake, he turned in flight and did not return. [Allah said], “O Moses, approach and fear not. Indeed, you are of the secure.

Yusuf Ali
“Now do thou throw thy rod!” but when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: O Moses!” (It was said), “Draw near, and fear not: for thou art of those who are secure.

Abul Ala Maududi
He received the command: “Throw away your rod!” But when he saw the rod writhing as though it were a serpent, he turned back in retreat, and did not even look behind. (He was told): “O Moses, go ahead and have no fear. You are perfectly secure.

Muhsin Khan
“And throw your stick!” But when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned in flight, and looked not back. (It was said): “O Musa (Moses)! Draw near, and fear not. Verily, you are of those who are secure.

Pickthall
Throw down thy staff. And when he saw it writhing as it had been a demon, he turned to flee headlong, (and it was said unto him): O Moses! Draw nigh and fear not. Lo! thou art of those who are secure.

Dr. Ghali
And (that) you cast down your staff.” So, as soon as he saw it shaking as if it had been a jinni, he turned withdrawing and did not retrace his steps (Literally: retrace his heels). “O M‍ûsa, come forward, and do not fear (it). Surely you are of the (ones who are) secure.

Abdel Haleem
Throw down your staff.’ When he saw his staff moving like a snake, he fled in fear and would not return. Again [he was called]: ‘Moses! Draw near! Do not be afraid, for you are one of those who are safe.

Quran 28 Verse 31 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-Qasas ayat 31, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(28:31) He received the command: “Throw away your rod!” But when he saw the rod writhing as though it were a serpent, he turned back in retreat, and did not even look behind. (He was told): “O Moses, go ahead and have no fear. You are perfectly secure.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Qasas verse 31 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Qasas ayat 29 which provides the complete commentary from verse 29 through 32.

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